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Identifier: NHM-WP03.002
Date: [1856]
Name: Wallace Alfred Russel, Wallace Herbert Edward
Description: Sketch book containing pencil sketches in an unknown hand (A. R. Wallace? HEW?) including a scene of [Chinese?] and western men [sailors? dancing? in a clearing in front of palm trees and huts, [Church?] ruins [in Wales?], portraits (copies, including Byron? - has over the top the quote "Look on his feature and behold his mind …", "Napoleon Buonaparte" - hand looks like A. R. Wallace's - and George III, Jane Austen? Nelson? And Beethoven? ); portrait of a child writing by candle light; landscapes, decorative details of buildings. Book approx 18.5 cm x 14 cm with pink and grey marbled paper cover sewn on without spine, about 20 pages, most with protective tissue interleaved.
Document type: Note


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